The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Steep Ravine with special guests The Rattlin’ Bones on Friday, April 21, 2017. Steep Ravine’s soulful songs and fiery instrumentals take roots music in compelling new stylistic directions. Fusing elements of folk, bluegrass, jazz, rock and pop, the band continues to enthrall audiences with their uniquely Californian sound. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 in Advance and $22 at the Door. All tickets are General Admission seating. Ticketing fees may apply. Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.
Following their humble beginnings playing at a Hawaiian barbecue spot in Santa Cruz and busking in the BART Metro Stations of San Francisco, Steep Ravine quickly gained a following in the Bay Area and throughout the west. After the release of their debut record Trampin’ On, the band wnet on several national tours, including notable performances at High Sierra Music Festival, Four Corners Folk Festival, Outside Lands, and Strawberry Music Festival. In 2015, Steep Ravine released their second record, The Pedestrian. With this project, they drove deeper into their collective musical influences. The album meanders through folk, jazz, bluegrass, funk, and popular music, and ultimately centralizes around song-craft adn collaborative composition.
The Rattlin’ Bones is the musical collaboration of Eva Riihiluoma, Sage Arias, and Philip Wright. With influences from Medieval Europe to the back cabins of Appalachia, the show is an auditory tour that weaves bardic storytelling with the folk traditions. Eva’s vocals, described as sultry and powerful, combined with a multi instrumental array create the trio’s compelling sound.
Listeners often mention the feeling of being transported to another time and place. Alongside original music and compositions, the trio collects and performs the heirlooms of vintage music from Ireland, old Europe, and old time Americana. The songs range from the haunted ghosts of the old world and ballad style tales to songs of redemption and soulful revelation.